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Study Room 211
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
We are here to mend anything you need as the weather from spring to summer, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.
All are welcome
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
Local History Room
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.
Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.
The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.
The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.
Study Room A (Blue)
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun hosted on the library's private server. No account needed, we'll use library laptops running MinecraftEDU. Minecrafters ages 17 and under sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.
Open Media Lab
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.
Lab staff for today will be:
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Chapters Teen Writing Club
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak.
Quick Vegan Breakfast Ideas with The Mint Bunny
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Looking for quick and healthy breakfast ideas that are completely plant-based? Join Val and T.J. from The Mint Bunny to learn how to make (and taste) some of their go-to guilt-free dishes and the nutrition benefits behind each dish. Register online or call 608-288-6160. Please put in an email address if you'd like a reminder sent. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Karin Slaughter
Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with a new novel in the vein of her New York Times bestsellers Pretty Girls and The Good Daughtera story even more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than anything shes written before.
What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?
Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows shes spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows shes never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows shes never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, dont we?
But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years shes been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now shes been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.
The police want answers and Lauras innocence is on the line, but she wont speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mothers past. And if she cant uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .